Yes, through our parking lot and on the opposite side of the cul-de-sac there is a trailhead. It’s about a 10 minute walk to the river.
The ZigZag River is not in walking distance from the resort. However, there are many places to drive, park, walk and see it. The first bridge on Lolo Pass crosses the Zig Zag River. As its name suggests, the Zig Zag river zigs and zags down the mountain and there are several places to get to it before it runs in with the Sandy River.
The walk down to the river from our resort is a great walk for the older generation; it’s only about 10 minutes. Wildwood Park is a great place to go because there are paved paths, one is called Cascade Streamwatch and the other is the Wetlands Trail. These two trails are also handicap accessible.
Mirror lake, though uphill is an easy walk to the lake and offers a great view of Mt. Hood on a clear day. Trillium Lake, just a few miles past Government Camp, is a beautiful park with a maintained path around the lake, that is flat. On clear days you can see Mt Hood in the reflection of both Trillium and Mirror Lake. Also Wildwood Recreation Site has many trails, paved and gravel, which are well maintained and easy to hike.
Depending on skill level, all hikes on Mt. Hood are beautiful. Check the binder for difficulty level and distance. Zig Zag Ranger Station is a good resource for hiking. There are literally hundreds of hiking trails in our area. From the beginner to the advanced, there is something for everyone.